Polls

Is Gujarat going to see a landslide BJP victory? | Expert Analysis

In an exclusive interview with TNIE, Dilip Singh Kshatriya speaks about the Gujarat polls, BJP's performance in the last five years, PM Modi's image in the state, AAP's entery and many more.

published on : 6th December 2022

'Loyalist' Kharge? 'Change seeker' Tharoor? Congress polls underway

Voting began on Monday in the Congress presidential polls as senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor face off for the post of AICC chief. This is the sixth time in its nearly 137-year-old history that an electoral contest would decide who would take up the mantle of the party's president. Over 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates form the electoral college to pick the party chief in a secret ballot..

published on : 17th October 2022

After Punjab victory, AAP now shifts focus to South; to launch massive membership drive

The Aam Aadmi Party (#AAP) has decided to launch a massive membership drive in the southern states to build on the momentum of its stupendous victory in the Punjab Assembly polls. The party will start its membership drive in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep, senior AAP leader Somnath Bharti said on Friday.

published on : 12th March 2022

Analysis: How did the BJP win a bigger mandate than they did in 2017?

In an exclusive interview with TNIE, senior journalist and political analyst Ratan Mani Lal speaks about the UP Assembly results, how BJP retained UP with huge majority, fall of Congress party and many more.

published on : 11th March 2022

Exit polls predict win for BJP in Uttar Pradesh, AAP in Punjab

Several exit polls on Monday forecast a clear majority for the BJP in #UttarPradesh and the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab with some of them giving an edge to the saffron party in Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.

published on : 8th March 2022

Assembly Polls 2022 updates: All eyes on Lakhimpur as phase four of UP election gets underway

Voting for 59 Assembly constituencies spread over 9 districts in UP began on Feb 23 morning. The polling started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. This is the fourth phase of the Assembly polls in UP, where elections are to be held in 7 seven rounds. The 4th phase of polling will decide the fate of 624 candidates in 59 Assembly segments.

published on : 23rd February 2022

DMK alliance sweeps urban local body polls, AIADMK bested in Edapaddi too

The ruling DMK and its alliance parties have secured victory in over 75 percent of the wards whose vote counting was completed on Tuesday. As of 2 pm, the State Election Commission has released the results of 448 ward member posts out of 1374 in 21 Corporations.

published on : 22nd February 2022

Uttar Pradesh polls: BJP government did nothing except divide people, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to Raebareli and urged people to vote for her party candidates in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. Gandhi also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, accusing them of mismanagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 22nd February 2022

State polls 2022: Multi-cornered contest in Punjab, 3rd phase in UP to seal Akhilesh's fate

Voting for 117 Assembly seats in Punjab began on Sunday morning amid tight security arrangements. Polling started at 8 am and will continue till 6 pm. A total of 1,304 candidates, including 93 women and two transgenders, are in the fray for the high-stake electoral contest. There are 2,14,99,804 voters, including 1,02,00,996 women.

published on : 20th February 2022

TN civic polls: 57,770 candidates in fray for over 12,500 ward member posts across the state

The voting in the urban civic polls in Tamil Nadu began on Saturday at 7 AM across the state amid tight police security and arrangements including ramps to ensure hassle-free experience to the differently- abled. Voting began in urban regions spread across 38 districts at 7 AM with Tamil Nadu State Election Commission ensuring monitoring polling stations through web streaming and CCTV cameras and state police deploying nearly 1 lakh personnel for security. #TamilNadu #TamilNaduUrbanLocalPolls #UrbanPolls

published on : 19th February 2022

Kamakshi Subramanian: The 94-year-old who is the oldest candidate in TN urban polls

Kamakshi Subramaniam is the co-founder of SPARK, a civic forum to tackle issues in Besant Nagar area. SPARK began with the scientific restoration of the Schmidt memorial. The 94-year-old Kamakshi Subramanian filed her nomination papers as an independent candidate from Chennai's ward 174 comprising Besant Nagar and Adayar area, it is an extension of the long-drawn battle she had undertaken for several civic issues in and around Besant Nagar for the rights of people.

published on : 18th February 2022

If Nehru wanted, Goa could have been freed 'within hours' in 1947: PM Modi

Launching an attack on the Congress, #PMModi on Thursday said if Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru wanted, Goa could have been liberated "within hours" in 1947 when India attained independence, but it took 15 years for the state to be freed from Portuguese rule.

published on : 11th February 2022

CM Pinarayi Vijayan uses Yogi Adityanath taunt to talk up Kerala

Kerala CM #PinarayiVijayan hit back at UP CM #YogiAdityanath for his caution to the voters that "UP will become Kashmir, Kerala and Bengal if they make a mistake”. Taking to Twitter, Pinarayi said the people of UP would want Uttar Pradesh to become Kerala as it has better amenities. 

published on : 10th February 2022

UP Polls 2022-Phase 1: Over 2.28 crore voters to decide fate of 623 candidates

Uttar Pradesh is all set to decide the fate of several BJP heavyweights in its first Assembly election after Covid-19. Polling has begun in 58 seats spread across 11 districts of Western UP on Thursday. The 11 districts are — Shamli, Hapur, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura and Agra.

published on : 10th February 2022

'Love jihad' will result in 10-year punishment, Rs 1 lakh fine: BJP manifesto for UP

The BJP on Tuesday promised 10-year punishment and Rs 1 lakh fine for those indulging in 'love jihad' if it returns to power in Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the release of the election manifesto titled 'Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra 2022' for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

published on : 8th February 2022

UP Polls: PM Modi lookalike who sells cucumber to contest elections from Lucknow

Meet Abhinandan Pathak. He is better known as PM Modi’s lookalike. Abhinandan will contest the Sarojini Nagar Assembly seat in Lucknow as an independent candidate. Pathak, 56, who is from Saharanpur, claims he had sought a ticket from the BJP, but got no response.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Chandigarh Civic Polls | People fed up with traditional parties and leaders: Kejriwal

Just ahead of the Punjab election, AAP made a stellar debut in #ChandigarhCivicPolls. #AAP won the most seats in the elections and pushed the BJP to 2nd place. Kejriwal said that the Chandigarh result signals change in Punjab, which votes early next year for a new government.

published on : 29th December 2021
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